It rained today, a lot. And what’s worst, I have to study for an exam on Monday. It is very difficult to focus when nature is singing you a lullaby and you’ve had warm soup for dinner (yummmm!).
But as much as I’d love to blame the weather, and life, for my unproductive day, I know that I must take
some most of the blame.
I’ll be the first to admit that I have a tendency to procrastinate. It’s something I am working on. Let’s take today, for instance. I was up early because I had a cardiac surgery symposium to attend. I was supposed to go to a health fair afterwards but it was cancelled due to the rain. Awesome, more time to study! Except for the fact that I went home (big no no) instead of driving straight to school where I could have gotten some real studying in.
Of course, when at home, I chit-chatted with the family, played with the baby, had the yummy soup I mentioned, and got sleepy. I tried to take a nap but Kayle wouldn’t let me. Then it was past her nap time so I tried putting her down for a nap, which she refused and instead stayed up and got extremely cranky, causing tons of trouble! And so the day went.
Now, I’m at campus at 7:00 pm, getting ready to study instead of winding down to go home (and I’m still procrastinating because I’m writing a blog post instead of studying – I’m almost done!).
There’s probably tons of reasons why I do this (subconsciously and consciously), including that it’s just a bad habit I’ve formed. Like any habit, it did not happen over night so it will take some time to kick, however, the fact that I realize that I do this is the first step.
My second step was actually leaving my house to study, which I should probably start doing!